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Compulsory voting may reinforce the resentment young people feel toward the political class

Henn, Matt and Foard, Nick (2014) Compulsory voting may reinforce the resentment young people feel toward the political class. Democratic Audit Blog (27 May 2014). Website.

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Abstract

With young people much less likely to vote than older generations, it has been proposed the UK follow other countries such as Belgium and Australia by introducing compulsory voting, with IPPR suggesting only first-time voters should be forced to participate. Matt Henn and Nick Foard consider the merits of this proposal using data from a recent survey of voting intentions, concluding it would risk increasing the disconnect between young people and democracy. This post is part of our series on youth participation.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://www.democraticaudit.com/
Additional Information: © 2014 Democratic Audit UK; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Sets: Collections > Democratic Audit Blog
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2014 08:44
Last Modified: 15 Aug 2019 23:21
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/57717

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